Vivaldi 5.2 Adds Reading List, Blocked Tracker and Ad Stats

Posted on April 6, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Web browsers with 5 Comments

The latest version of the Vivaldi web browser adds a Reading List to the sidebar and offers blocked tracker and advertising statistics.

“Exactly 6 years ago, we launched the first version of Vivaldi,” co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner writes. “We started out building a browser that will adapt to your needs. And we’ve stuck to it. Over the years, we’ve created a wealth of built-in features that you won’t find in many, if any, other browsers. We thrive on giving you options, so you’re never more than a click or keyboard shortcut away from what you’re trying to accomplish. And this latest version stays true to our roots.”

Vivaldi 5.2 for desktop adds two major new features. There’s a new Reading List panel in the browser’s sidebar that syncs to the Android version of the app. And there’s a new Privacy Statistics bar on the Vivaldi start page that displays information about the number of trackers and ads that Vivaldi has blocked.

You can download Vivaldi 5.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Vivaldi website. The Android version is available in the Google Play Store.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Vivaldi 5.2 Adds Reading List, Blocked Tracker and Ad Stats”

  1. jeffrye

    Vivaldi is my favorite browser. It's great that they're continually making it better.

    • dftf

      I use Vivaldi on Android a lot, but on Windows I think there are too-many options to explore that it gets overwhelming.

      If you want a browser where loads of stuff comes built-in though, rather than having to extend features through extensions, it's the one for you.

      They could do with advertising it more though. The Play Store says it has passed 1 million downloads... whereas Brave has more than 50 million, and Opera more than 100 million.

  2. wpcoe

    Vivaldi is my main browser. I think of it like the old Opera – always innovating in ways that I tend to like.